Positive Innovation in a World of Sustainability

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Elanco Animal Health’s seminar at the Central Plains Dairy Expo highlighted the role of innovation in the dairy industry. Dr. Roger Cady, Global Sustainability Lead, Scientific Affairs & Policy for Elanco talked about the positive impact of innovation on the I-29 Dairy Corridor which includes Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. “Producers along the I-29 Corridor are recognized as leaders …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, Elanco, Environment, Sustainability

Wisconsin Dairies Hit Hard By Canadian Trade Actions

Lizzy Schultz

Over 70 Wisconsin dairy operations are already feeling the blow from a protectionist Canadian trade policy that has slammed the door on American dairy exports, violated existing trade commitments, and left farmers across the state scrambling to find milk buyers. Grassland Dairy Products Inc. informed over 70 operations this week that their contracts with the company will end May 1st, …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, Exports, Government, Trade

Vilsack’s New Job is Official

Cindy Zimmerman

With the inauguration of President Trump just days away, the Cabinet position of Agriculture Secretary remains vacant but former Secretary Tom Vilsack has already moved on and will be taking a new job as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council on February 1. “Growing the global market for U.S. dairy products is essential to the future of …

Agribusiness, Dairy

Ag Groups Defend Sustainability of #GMOs

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural organizations are doubling down on their defense of biotechnology as sustainable, after challenging Dannon for its pledge to eliminate genetically-modified ingredients from some products, citing that it improves sustainability. “There comes a time when we as farmers and ranchers need to step up and challenge when companies misinform consumers,” said U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz on …

Audio, Biotech, Dairy, Food, GMO, USFRA

Dannon Responds to Ag Groups’ Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

The Dannon Company released a statement Tuesday after being called out by agricultural organizations for its plans to phase out GMOs in some major brands for the sake of sustainability. “We were surprised to receive a divisive and misinformed letter about our efforts to continue to grow America’s enjoyment of dairy products, including yogurt,” reads the company statement release. “Making …

Audio, Dairy, USFRA

Forage Harvesting with New Holland Ag

Jamie Johansen

New Holland Agriculture had a FR 780 Forage Harvester on display at the 2016 World Dairy Expo, which is part of a five model line up of forage harvesters ranging from 480 to 825 horsepower. Each model is equipped with the widest cutter-head in the business providing a fine crop mat and consistent length of cut and in turn, a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Equipment, Forage, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

#Dairy Checkoff Seminar at @WDExpo

Lizzy Schultz

A series of educational seminars are offered to participants each year at World Dairy Expo, and one of the first seminars offered this year dove into the success seen by many recent investments made using dairy checkoff dollars. The seminar, hosted by Tom Gallagher, CEO of Dairy Management Inc, looked at the different ways that effective advertising and marketing of …

Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

The Dairy Legacy Behind Miss Madison

Jamie Johansen

We have already introduced you to Miss Madison, a gift from World Dairy Expo (WDE) to the Alliant Energy Center in celebration of the event’s 50th Anniversary. Now let’s dive deeper into how she represents the past 50 year legacy of the global dairy community and the people behind it. The 6,900-pound cow, carved from Dakota Mahogany stone, was commissioned …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Help #Celebrate50 with World Dairy Expo

Jamie Johansen

We have officially kicked off the 2016 World Dairy Expo (WDE) in Madison, WI. Fifty years ago the concept of bringing a cattle show together with a dairy industry expo was simply a dream; today it is a legacy. The event is known to bring over 70,000 visitors each year with nearly 3,000 international guests representing over 90 different countries. …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

USDA Assisting #Dairy Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans to purchase millions of pounds of surplus cheese to aid both hungry families and dairy producers. The purchase of approximately 11 million pounds of cheese, valued at $20 million, will assist food banks and pantries across the nation, while reducing a cheese surplus that is at its highest level in 30 years. …

AFBF, Dairy, USDA